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2. Prior experience in another language makes you qualified to write perl without learning the basics.
Er. I'll take exception to this notion. In fact that is the essence TMTOWTDI and DWIM. You need to look no further than languages like Prolog and Haskell to see how true that is (no amount of C will help you with either of those languages). Now whether this is a virtue is a completely different topic.

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    [james28909]: i forgot how to link my scratch pad
    [Lady_Aleena]: [pad://]
    [james28909]: my scratchpad
    [james28909]: and like i say, is just an example, not working code, but hopefully you understand what i mean. :)
    [james28909]: and like i say, it would be alot of work to get around renaming 3 subs haha
    [Lady_Aleena]: Well, you would have to add the file munging and a lot more.
    [james28909]: yeah but it would rename those subs xD
    [Lady_Aleena]: I'd say, go back to my scratchpad, and really look at what the 3 subs are doing, then play. Meanwhile, I am going afk for about an hour +/- a few minutes.

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